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Bitcoin Derivatives See Record Highs, Year-End BTC Options Show 29% Chance Price Crosses $20K

As the crypto economy sets its sights on half of a trillion in USD value, digital currency derivatives markets are swelling significantly. Bitcoin futures have surpassed a six-month high at $52 billion, while the crypto asset’s options markets have jumped massively too. Additionally, bitcoin options markets indicate that traders wager there’s a 29% chance the price of BTC will be above $20,000 by December 25, 2020. At the time of publication, the entire cryptocurrency economy is hovering just below the 500 billion-dollar mark. While cryptocurrencies like BTC and ETH have seen solid spot market gains, crypto derivatives have skyrocketed with…

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BTC Options Open Interest Surges, Traders Look to an Unfilled Bitcoin Futures Gap at $18K

Bitcoin prices have been volatile during the last few weeks, but have managed to climb higher in value at the same time. This week bitcoin derivatives markets, specifically futures and options, show that crypto asset traders should expect more swings going forward. Some traders believe that the digital currency’s price could fill two unfilled gaps on CME Group’s Bitcoin Futures chart with an upward trajectory toward $18,000. During the last few days, bitcoin (BTC) spiked over the $16k handle, as numerous cryptocurrency markets have seen some significant gains this week. On Sunday morning, November 14, 2020, BTC’s price slid under…

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Genesis Doubles Crypto Loan Issuance for the Third Quarter to $5.2 Billion

Crypto lender Genesis provided $5.2 billion in new loans in the third quarter of 2020, more than double its previous record of $2.2 billion in the preceding quarter. Issued to corporate borrowers such as hedge funds and trading firms, the loans are mainly denominated in bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH), and cash. According to the U.S. company’s Q3 Digital Asset Report shared with news.Bitcoin.com on Oct. 30, Genesis grew its active loans outstanding 50% to $2.1 billion from $1.4 billion in the second quarter. Altogether, Genesis has processed a total of $13.6 billion worth of crypto loans since…

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What next for Bitcoin’s derivatives market?

Open Interest on Chicago Mercantile Exchange has nearly doubled over the past 30 days. In fact, Aggregate Open Interest across top derivatives exchanges is up by 31%, with the response to Bitcoin’s steep rise in price evident when Deribit, BitMEX, and OKEx’s price charts are analyzed.  Back in July and August 2020, the Open Interest […] The post What next for Bitcoin’s derivatives market? appeared first on AMBCrypto.

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Open Interest on Bitmex Drops 16%: Investors Withdraw 37,000 BTC in Less Than 24 Hours

Data from Arcane Research shows that open interest on Bitmex’s bitcoin derivatives market touched a new low of 45,122 BTC on October 1. The figure represents a 16% drop since the CFTC announced charges against Bitmex and its executives for allegedly operating an unregistered trading platform. According to Arcane Research’s post on Twitter, “the former yearly low was painted on the 30th of April when the open interest bottomed at 61,975 BTC.” The post adds that in the wake of the act CFTC, traders are “definitely closing their positions on Bitmex.” Open interest (OI) is the total number of outstanding…

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Market Update: BTC Inches Toward $12K, ETH Jumps 12%, Report Says LINK May See ‘Rough Waters’

Digital currency markets have increased significantly in value during the last 24 hours as the market capitalization of all 5,700+ coins is up over 2.4% on Friday. Bitcoin has been inching toward the $12k region again and ethereum touched a high over $442 a coin during the afternoon trading sessions. Crypto Market Cap Crosses $365 Billion The market valuation of all the crypto assets in existence is around $365 billion on Friday afternoon as a number of coins have seen decent percentage gains. Bitcoin (BTC) is trading just above the 11,800 zone and is up 2.7% today. BTC is also…

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BTC Derivatives Platform BitMEX Makes KYC Obligatory: Report

The BTC Derivatives platform BitMEX makes KYC obligatory and the future looks quite bright for the DeFi protocols so let’s find out more in the upcoming Bitcoin news today. The BTC derivatives platform BitMEX is implementing KYC for all users despite their trading size. Moving in the direction of regulatory requirements can push the exchange into a playground for the hedge funds. This provides a lot of opportunities for derivatives DEXes to fill the exchange’s options as a non-KYC trading venue. The new KYC policy requires the users to submit personal information to the exchange by 2021. This represents a…

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